• Kyodo


The government enacted a law on Nov. 22 to address the risks posed by tsunami in the event of a major earthquake occurring in the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of central and western parts of the country.

The special measures law outlines actions to be taken should a major quake occur along the Nankai Trough, an undersea trench in the Pacific that stretches from the Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo, past Shikoku to Kyushu.

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